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Willis Towers Watson’s new risk and broking leader for Canada

January 5, 2022 by Jason Contant

Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has appointed Erin Magilton as the new risk and broking leader for the brokerage’s Canada region. Magilton has more than 25 years of experience in the risk and broking industry and has held a variety of

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Who is now leading Willis Towers Watson Canada

November 30, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Laura Samaroo (pictured, above) is the new Canadian region leader for Willis Towers Watson PLC, the Dublin-based brokerage announced Tuesday. Samaroo is based in Vancouver. She had been Willis Towers Watson’s Western Canadian market leader and Canada co-leader until being

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How Willis Canada is handling remote work

November 12, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Adopting a hybrid work model makes sense for Willis Towers Watson Canada because the brokerage’s leaders learned it could trust employees who were working remotely. “We saw that during the pandemic, our productivity actually increased,” said Ofelia Isabel, managing director,

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Job opening: Lead this global Top 3 brokerage’s Canadian operation

October 14, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

If you think you have what it takes to lead Willis Towers Watson’s Canadian corporate risk and brokerage business, the job is open and it’s not too late to apply. “We’re currently interviewing,” said Ofelia Isabel, managing director, Toronto market

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Mandatory vaccination: Is it right for your P&C workplace?

September 11, 2021 by Jason Contant

An increasing number of organizations have been mandating that their workers get vaccinated, while many others are trying to decide whether to follow suit. For those still deliberating their options, the decision could have a significant impact on short-term productivity

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New Canadian P&C broking head for Willis Towers Watson

August 20, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Dublin-based brokerage Willis Towers Watson PLC has appointed Kate Mead as head of its Canadian property and casualty broking team. Mead was previously Willis Towers Watson’s practice leader for the midwest, northeast United States and Canadian environmental business, the brokerage

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The importance of employee experience in the post-pandemic world

August 13, 2021 by Jason Contant

Improving employees’ experience is a top priority for almost all Canadian employers’ post-pandemic success, Willis Towers Watson (WTW) said in a study released Aug. 11. However, while employers recognize adapting to the new reality will take time and require a

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How brokers like BFL are recruiting talent to serve large international accounts

August 13, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Uncertainty over mega-brokerage mergers provide an opportunity for other brokerages to acquire quality talent, a senior manager with Montreal-based BFL Canada suggests. “Recently, firms like BFL have reinforced their large account talent pool with various leaders, claims, captive experts, surety

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Gallagher no longer buying major Willis Towers Watson assets

July 30, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

A bunch of Willis Towers Watson plc workers, who anticipated that their divisions were being sold to Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., will be staying with Willis Towers Watson after all. Rolling Meadows, Ill.-based Gallagher announced July 26 that a

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Aon-Willis deal under review by Competition Bureau

July 5, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Canada’s competition regulator is reviewing the proposed merger of global brokerages Aon plc and Willis Towers Watson plc, but the federal government is not saying whether it has actually received any complaints. The US$30-billion deal, originally announced in March 2020,

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Only 3 brokers have the ‘wherewithal’ to place complex large account package: Consultant

June 30, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Some Fortune 1,000 commercial clients really have a choice of essentially three brokers – Aon, Marsh or Willis – if they are looking for a complete insurance package, a consultant for the insurance industry suggests. In a recent court filing,

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BFL president reacts to regulator’s effort to prevent Aon-Willis merger

June 23, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

In trying to block Aon plc’s proposed acquisition of Willis Towers Watson plc, the United States competition regulator is off the mark in how it describes the world’s three-biggest property and casualty commercial insurance brokerages, suggests a senior executive with